The Stock Market Rally Is Real. It’s Still a Bear Market.

Text size Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images) Even bear markets get bounces. The stock market had a terrific week, and for the first time in a long time, the rally feels like it can last. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 5.4%, the S&P 500 gained 6.4%, and the Nasdaq … Read more

Column: College’s plea to staff and students: Report kindness | Lifestyle

After Grossmont College’s commencement June 9, several students took off their caps and gowns and deposited them in a special box as a gift for members of next year’s graduating class who lack money to purchase the ceremonial robes. It was another in a string of random acts of kindness – an effort to give … Read more

Swing open the doors of heaven | Lifestyle

How would you like to know that the doors of heaven are open for you? How would you like to know that the doors of heaven remain open for you? Jesus said in John 10, the ninth verse, “I am the Door.” There is no other way to the Father except by Jesus. He is … Read more

Don’s Parable: Plant some seeds | Lifestyle

Our granddaughter, Taylor Jackson Dorsett, and her husband Austin and our great-grandson Grayson are in the process of moving to the Katy area from Lubbock. It will be so wonderful having them closer to all of us, even though I’m sure Austin’s parents will miss having them so close. Anyway, the home they are moving … Read more

3 Off-Price Retailers That Look Like Bargains in the Stock Market’s Wreckage

TJ Maxx’s parent TJX reported earnings that were above Wall Street expectations. Cindy Ord / Getty Images Text size Two of the three major off-price retailers posted quarterly earnings this week, with dramatically different results. That leaves Burlington Stores , which reports May 26. There are three key factors that could determine how Burlington’s stock … Read more

The Stock Market Looks Like a Bear. How to Avoid Getting Eaten.

It could be very difficult for Powell and the Fed to tame inflation without causing an economic slowdown. Photo illustration by Barron’s staff; (reference) Dreamstime (5) Text size Like Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood, investors have lived with the naive worldview that everything will be all right. That kind of thinking can … Read more